Posted: May 26, 2017
Written by Joe Algrant, US Principal and excerpted from US News, the e-newsletter of D-E’s Upper School During a year that has been difficult in some ways since the election last fall, (while we have been trying to learn how to better engage in civilized conversation based on information rather than emotion), we have tried…
Posted: May 29, 2016
This year in the Korean Culture Club, students create artworks inspired by bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. For the project, students used tissue paper, handmade textured papers, canvas, and acrylic gloss medium to create colorful mosaic pieces that are reminiscent of translucent fabric bojagi.
Posted: December 15, 2015
The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly for both the Middle and Upper Schools was held on October 7, 2015, featuring nine stories of several Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Posted: June 15, 2015
Creating inclusive small-group conversations and not being afraid to voice opinions — even if they cause discord or controversy — were among the topics raised by students at the Teens Talk About Racism leadership conference held at Fairleigh Dickinson University on May 28.
Posted: April 30, 2015
We are in the midst of an incredibly challenging time in the world. In addition to great advances in technology and emerging wealth, we are faced with conflict and injustice both here at home and abroad. Civil rights are at the forefront of conversations across our nation as the events of Ferguson, MO, and Staten…
Posted: April 15, 2015
In the beginning of April, all three divisions of Dwight-Englewood celebrated Holi, the Hindu festival of color that welcomes the spring season on the day after the full moon in February or March – and yes, while this year’s was on March 6, the Lower School held its Holi assembly on April 1; the Upper…
Posted: April 15, 2015
On the morning of April 11th, five D-E students and I boarded a school bus headed to Riverdale Country School for the Second Annual Young Men of Color Symposium entitled “iMatter: My Words, My Actions, My Life.”
Posted: February 28, 2015
India June ‘15 was nominated and received the committee’s Youth Certificate of Merit at the 86th Birthday Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 19.
Posted: February 9, 2015
In early December, more than 3,800 attendees gathered in Indianapolis for the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference (PoCC) and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). These conferences help students, faculty, staff, parents and trustees of independent schools to embrace the diverse perspectives and leverage ways in which to promote diversity at their…
Posted: December 15, 2014
On Monday, December 8, junior Nick Schuermann ’16 and several other Upper School students organized a “Die-In” rally — similar to the protests around the nation in recent weeks — to remember the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.
Posted: October 31, 2014
In mid-October, all three divisions at D-E – Lower, Middle, and Upper – were treated to special assemblies sponsored by the School’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and student club INSPIRE (Introducing New Solutions to Promote Integrity & Respect Everywhere). The assemblies were held in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which was celebrated from September 15 to October 15.
Posted: September 30, 2014
Dwight-Englewood School is now in its fifth year of participation with the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives (CSBGL). This year, there are twelve students enrolled in the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) class where Upper School students are instructed in qualitative research techniques to design a project focused on upper school life; exploring data to study; and make conclusions as to how we can best create a better upper school environment.
Posted: June 13, 2014
The 2014 INSPIRE Multicultural Showcase, emceed by juniors Kai Marcel ’15 and David Victor ’15, kicked off with a Chinese song presented by the inaugural Chinese class at D-E, the first of seven acts. The officers and members of INSPIRE, the Upper School diversity club, put together the showcase on March 14 with the help…
Posted: June 13, 2014
For the past 11 years, Dwight-Englewood has attended two annual diversity conferences hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS): the People of Color Conference (PoCC) and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). Led by Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Clinton Carbon, a veteran participant of the program and one of the…